Getting Healthy 2015

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Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Cofa's Tree » 03 Jan 2015, 09:22

So, who's in - what would you like to achieve and how are you planning to do it?

I've lost 17lb since September and I'm going on holiday in June so would like to lose at least a stone, if not a stone and a half by then. I'm using My Fitness Pal (always open to new MFP friends if anyone else is on there) to monitor my diet and will be going to the gym three times a week (doing a mix of cardio and weights). And no alcohol in Jan. Hopefully all that will do the trick! Long-term I still need to lose around two and a half stone, but when starting out in Sep, the big picture seemed unachievable, so little steps are the way forward. And if I'm lucky enough to get (non-ectopically) pregnant, I want to be in the best physical shape I can be.

In reply to comments on the 2014 thread:
KC - the 12 diet changes seem something positive to focus on and hopefully the physical activity increase will go hand in hand. Good luck!

Handstand79 - well done! That is absolutely amazing! You must be soooo proud of yourself and thank you for letting us know - I find personal stories of achievement a real inspiration!

Kanga - I had exactly the same incentive cos I was a stone and a half heavier than my husband when starting out, but with my weight loss and his running slightly easing off, I'm currently 2lbs lighter, phew! He's running the London Marathon this year though so is restarting his training and the weight will soon drop off him. I doubt I will be able to keep up with him (weight loss wise) but his losses will keep me on track with my own!

Nix - like you say, you know you can do it. And you always seem so active on the MFP news feed - you inspire me to get up and do something cos you always seem to be on the go! Good luck :)

Like I said on the old thread, 2015 IS going to be my year, and I hope it is for everyone else too :D
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby ToothFairy » 03 Jan 2015, 10:57

2015 is a year of running for me! I'm doing Bath Half on the 1st of March, and DH kindly (?) entered me for the Bristol to Bath marathon in October as a Christmas present!!

I started my half marathon training this morning with a very muddy parkrun.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Rahgamuffin » 03 Jan 2015, 11:07

I'm going to start running again :) I've found when I'm out and about with the kids, I don't feel inclined to go out in the evening, but being stuck in an overheated office for a few hours a day (hopefully) gives me the motivation. Aiming for two nights a week to start with, building to 3 eventually (Pre L, I was doing one 5k, one 5 mile and one 12k a week, but I'm much slower now).

I've also said I'd join DH on his diet (Slow carb, lots of beans, lentils & curry!) for 3 weeks starting on Monday to shift the shocking amount of weight I'm gaining over Christmas (2 days left!).
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 03 Jan 2015, 12:17

Wow HS! That's amazing.

I have no idea what I weigh, I don't think its too bad but what I want to shut is my baby belly. About a week before I got pregnant with CM someone asked me when my next baby was due, I don't want anyone making the same mistake this year lol.

I also want to be a bit healthier as I don't think our diet is brilliant, we probably rarely meet our 5 a day target fir one thing and we eat too much in general etc. I've bought a diary to record my targets to try and motivate me, I'm rathe too fond of writing things down according to DH lol. Also recording how much SM and CM eat as it's becoming increasingly obvious that SM doesn't eat much at all and is getting very fussy, not that's she's starring by any means, well I don't think so, she's 75th centile for weight and height so proportional.

Gotta go as CM is shouting to be picked up and lunch is ready.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby DustyMcBrush » 03 Jan 2015, 12:24

Im looking forward to getting healthy again! Thought would be good to join in here for extra incentive. Im not really looking to lose too much weight, maybe a couple of pounds. Immediate aims are
-start back with the good healthy eating habits; no snacking at night, less bread and tryinv to keep sweet treats to wkend. Its not much but every little helps!
-get back to running twice a week and try and break my flipping 3km streak
-proper meal plans again, as much for money reasons as for sensible eating
-make soups etc for work

Been knocked out with the flu this week so shall be starting with healthy eating and gradually introducing exercise back in. Cant wait im very bored of being poorly!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Nix » 03 Jan 2015, 14:47

I'm here! Thanks for the motivation everyone. I have the worst thrush imaginable. Hoping the treatment works soon because I am miserable. But I have resisted the urge to medicate with too much chocolate and comfort food. My body doesn't need those things. Good luck everyone with your healthy goals this year!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby eterna » 03 Jan 2015, 18:43

I started on Myfitnesspal 2 months ago and it really helped. Only 2 lbs left to lose to get back to pre-baby weight.

I signed up though to run a 10K in June, so I am really worried about that since I haven't been exercising at all, except for curling once a week. I really need to get the rowing machine out again, no excuses! I can't just start running since it is too cold outside.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby StJuniper » 04 Jan 2015, 13:21

Can I join in? I'm not sure what kind of goal to make as I don't own a scale or know my weight, but get strong/fit is kind of an abstract goal. Anyhow, right now I'm using the 7-minute workout app at least once a day, two if I have time, as well as doing a flexibility routine from YouTube. I am interested in starting to run but am not sure January in Canada is a good time to start...

Eating wise I eat far too much sugar, so I'd like to go cold turkey for a while-- maybe Lent?
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby babydsmummy » 04 Jan 2015, 14:04

I'm in! Again! I've been here (not literally, but you know - motivated and determined to do it) so many times before, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. Yet here I am again and I weigh more than I ever have before, being officially obese according to the NHS BMI thing :oops: :(

So, I am going back to the Paul McKenna rules which seem to suit me better that MFP. This way I don't have to deprive myself of anything, just as long as I am actually hungry. BLW for grown ups! I did start running once a week with my sister which we'll continue next week and I'm going to aim to do another run at the weekend too. My aim is to be a healthy weight by next Christmas - which is about 4 stone to lose. Not sure if that's a very sensible goal, but we'll see!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Marrow » 04 Jan 2015, 14:19

I'm in (again!). Before TTC Courgette, I lost 20kg. I've put 15kg of that back on. For various reasons (including coming off Cerazette, thinking about maybe TTC again, hopefully getting a more local job) I'm feeling positive about taking action. For someone who does no exercise, I'm pretty fit/active (walking/cycling everywhere and living in a four-floor house on a hill helps!), so the priority is the extra weight I'm carrying. But I might dig out the rowing machine at some point, especially if I can lose my long commute.

I have the Withings/MFP/Fitbit trifecta of gadgets/apps, so graphs aplenty!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 04 Jan 2015, 18:03

Think one of my goals needs to be not eating up act my kids. Especially when they then decide they want to eat it.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Fozza » 04 Jan 2015, 18:41

I'm planning to walk more and stick to SW and I'm going to lose the stone I put on when I was pg.
I did get to 12.5st which was 4.5st lighter than when I joined SW after A...that was three years ago. I knew I was signing up for a lifetime of membership. I was doing well until they told me Luna was small that gave me permission to eat.

I have a jawbone band and map my walk.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby BigFlower » 04 Jan 2015, 19:58

Happy New Year everyone!!!

I'm definitely in again this year - last year's thread was massively motivating.

My goals....

- run at least 50 miles in January
- 10k in March in under 1 hour 5 mins
- half marathon in April in under 2 hours 30 mins
- be able to do a chin up by end of June - upper body strength is terrible and I want to be strong!
- lose 10 lbs - I put on 3 over Christmas so if I lose 10 lbs it will get me to 10st which is a weight I haven't been since I was about 14!
- at least 5 alcohol free days per week
- eat mindfully
- sleep more!

Good luck everyone - we CAN and WILL do this!
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby Kitcameron » 04 Jan 2015, 20:03

I need a tape measure to measure my baby belly so I know if it's getting smaller. That's my main aim. I think (hope) I look fine in clothes, but would like to look fine out of them too, for DH and my sake, although of cour DH already says I look fine but he has to.
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Re: Getting Healthy 2015

Postby LucyLastic » 05 Jan 2015, 01:24

Right. I have subscribed to this topic. I look at the forum most days and feel terrible about my eating habits, lack of exercise, increasing inability to bend down and get up again without holding onto something and groaning, sitting on the sofa and ipadding (surely that's a verb by now?), general meh-ness... So terrible that while re-reading the thread from last year, I just ate a 100g Hotel Chocolat bar that my OH gave me for Christmas. Oh well, at least it's gone now. Unlike the 60 Ferrero Rocher, the 6 (SIX!) boxes of Orange Matchmakers (650 calories per box - how is that possible?), the Bitsa Wispa, the Toblerone triangle, the tin of sweets... Why do people not listen when I say 'No chocolate'? (Okay, so *I* bought the Matchmakers... I really don't help myself)

I think my problem (one of my many...) is that I *need* a complete overhaul but know I am likely to fail if I try to change everything, but don't feel like small changes à la fly lady would make the slightest difference.

Anyway. I am putting C into preschool for a couple of sessions a week so I shall watch this thread with interest and hopefully some of your collective enthusiasm and motivation will rub off on me and I will get up and do something. Unless any of you mention the dread, I mean shred. No chance. I think the cellophane on the DVD would defeat me at the moment. Although of course, preschool lurgy is bound to strike within days of her starting (she has never been sick, so am dreading that more than I can say) which will destroy any resolve I may have developed. Yay! Good luck :-)
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